Pro Bowl quarterback Andrew Luck believes his Indianapolis Colts have “a realistic chance” of winning the Super Bowl this year after falling at the Championship Game stage in 2014, Britviewnfl.com reports.
“I’d like to think that we can get better and improve on 2014,” Luck said. “That’s the goal for every team when hope springs eternal during the off-season. It’s everybody’s goal to go out and win the Super Bowl – I’d like to think we have a realistic chance. We certainly have the guys to get it done, the coaching staff and the support so that’s what we’re working for.”
“One of the things you learn very quickly in the NFL is that every team can win. There is so much parity – it requires you to bring your ‘A’ game every weekend and every game counts for so much. That’s one of the things that makes the NFL season so unique – they are all very important games. It’s all about making everything count.”
The Colts have been knocked out of the last two AFC playoffs by the Patriots, losing 45-7 in 2014 and 43-22 in 2013.
“The Patriots are obviously the defending Super Bowl champs and our defending conference champs so there’s a high amount of respect for that team and what they do,” Luck said. “They’re the kings of the league right now and everybody would like to de-throne them – we’d like to de-throne them but you have to look at the season as 16 games. There are fans and media who will hype up certain games and circle them in red on the calendar but, as a player, you lose sight of what’s important if you get into that mode.”